We will travel the trail used between the years 1920 and 1930 by mysterious miners as they secretly extracted gold from the mountains and Azul and Quemado Hills. These mines have not
ever been located. On this expedition, you have the option of riding for the first part of our expedition and, should you desire during the second part, you may choose trekking only.
The horses await us in the forest where we will embark on a gentle sloping path as we begin our expedition. We will take our first rest at a look out point where we may contemplate the
beauty of Piedra Falls. As we become more acquainted with our horses, we will begin the descent toward Blanco River, for an exciting river crossing on horseback. Appreciation of our
environment will increase as we arrive at the flank of Quemado Hill, where one may take in the beauty of the area from one of the best views of the area’s volcanoes, lakes, and rivers. At this
point, we may leave our horses to continue on foot. We will follow paths that traverse up and down hills through the native rain forest.
Finally, we will arrive at “Hidden Lake,” the perfect place to refresh ourselves and try its cold waters. After returning to our horses, we will begin the trip towards the
home of a friendly local couple who will be awaiting us with a delicious and welcome Chilean “snack” typical to our region. We will also have the opportunity to see how a typical farm family in this area lives. Your guide will assist in translations should you wish to chat with our host. When we finish eating, we will mount our horses once again and cross the river to meet the vehicle that will take us back to Yan Kee Way Lodge.